Montana’s Lewis & Clark Caverns – A Great Family Adventure For All Ages
Lewis & Clark Caverns. When was the last time you made a visit. I have only been there twice. The first time was a long, long time ago and the second time was just last week. My 21 year old son and I were coming back to Great Falls from Bozeman and when we drove by one of the signs, I suggested we stop. My son replied with "Sure. I've never been there." This is one of those moments where you ask yourself did I or didn't I bring my son to the Lewis and Clark Caverns? Well, I did, but he was pretty young and doesn't remember. So, it's a new memory I get to share with him. But this time I was not going to carry him up to the entrance of the cave.
If you have the opportunity to visit during the week, you will probably have fewer lines and a more personal tour. My son and I were part of a group of 4. Including us. The tour was amazing, and our tour guide Bradley was top notch. He is a younger park ranger and very passionate about his job and very knowledgeable about the Cavern's history. He told plenty of jokes and I am sure he had plenty more to tell if need be.
The cost was a lot less than I expected and was the perfect amount of time from the beginning to the end. The little gift shop was full of great souvenirs. If you have never been to the Lewis and Clark Caverns, I highly recommend you make that stop one of these days. If it's been a while since you last visited, I suggest you revisit. I took away a lot more on this second visit than I did on my first.
The walking was minimal on a nice trail with very little elevation gain. I would recommend on bringing a bottle of water, sunblock, and wear some comfortable shoes.
Camping is available here.
Lewis & Clark Cavern Montana State Park